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UNITED STUDENT MOVEMENT
JOE L. AVERY, Editor
WILLIAM ALLEYNE, Associate Editor
DAVID TAYLOR, Business Manager
DR. F. W. HALE, Sponsor
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He who would seek to grasp success
Will find his goal sublime
Borne hy the WHEELS OF PROGRESS
Over the shiftless sands of time.
Oakwood's ''WHEEL OF PROGRESS" is
romposetl of spokes and axle, a perimeter,
and a liuh. Tlie spokes are the administra-
tion, the faeulty, the students, the academic
program, the in(histries, and the social ac-
tivities; the axle is the principle of service,
hotli to God and man, around which all else
revolves; the perimeter is the purpose in-
stilled within the students which motivates
them to prepare to he ^ood citizens and
lahorers in this life on earth, and also in
the everlastini>- life to come; and the hub
is made up of the religious values which
provide halance and equilibrium for the en-
tire wheel, anil are the core of the progress
^^The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that
away men are but gilded loam or painted clay.^' — Shakespeare
Good reputation justly earned is the most valuable asset any person
can have. The combined efforts of Dr. and Mrs. O. B. Edwards, in properly
seeking to guide those who come to Oakwood for training, have gained
for them an invaluable reputation of being truly dedicated to the cause
of God. We can readily see that the task of advising, instructing, and en-
couraging students is not an easy one, and only such a consecrated team
as Dr. and Mrs. Edwards could accomplish such a momentous assignment.
Were we to eulogize each noble virtue and accomplishment of those
to whom we dedicate this book, our tributes would be ceaseless and our
present manuscript would be endless.
The love and cheerfulness which have emanated from our Dean and
Registrar as they have carried on their work among us, has given us the
cheer in our hearts that makes it both a privilege and an honor to dedi-
cate this sixtieth anniversary souvenir yearbook to such a distinctive
It is our sincere hope that the inspiring lives of Dr. and Mrs. Edwards
will continue to be a part of Oakwood's "WHEEL OF PROGRESS."
f-^reAidenVA 1/1/ h
'^^The greatest want of the world is the want of men — men who will
not be bought or sold, men who in their inmost souls are true and honest,
men who do not fear to call sin by its right name, men whose conscience
is as true to duty as the needle to the pole, men who will stand for the
right though the heavens fall.''''
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Contentment is a wonderful and sought-after
condition of mind. '^^Contentment with godliness is
great gain." '^Therewith to he content" as a con-
trolling philosophy can be soothing in situations
impossible or unnecessary to change.
But contentment has its limitations; satisfac-
tion, its drawbacks. A great inventor said, ''Show
me a completely satisfied man and I will show you
a failure!" It takes a man with a dissatisfied mind
to dare, to discover, and to design. Dissatisfied
men build birds that race the sun, spanning con-
tinents and oceans in mere hours. Dissatisfied
people constantly reach out and up for something
better, stronger, more beautiful, useful and en-
during. Dissatisfaction etched skyscrapers against
the evening sky, swung bridges above rivers, and
grew electric eyes and brains. Discontent with the
past has made our modern age the marvel of all
Oakwood College salutes its 1955-56 students
who were dissatisfied with ignorance and mean
accomplishment; who were discontented with any-
thing but the best; who strove for progress in
culture, in mentality, in spiritual power, in cleanli-
ness, honor, and attainment. May this Sixtieth An-
niversary Acorn be to all readers both a record of
the past and a challenge to the future!
Garland J. Millet
Business Manager and Treasurer
DR. O. B. EDWARDS
Dean of the College
ROBERTA C. EDWARDS
1896 DL 1906
In the autumn of 189S, at the regular biannual session of the General
Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, held in Battle Creek, Michigan, the
unanimous decision was reached that there should he established an In-
dustrial Training School in the South for the purpose of training Negro
Seventh-day Adventist young people. Accordingly, a committee was selected
to purchase suitable property, and they found a site about five miles from
the city of Huntsville, Alabama, and purchased the 360 acre farm for the
sum of $6,700.
The school opened November 16, 1896, with twenty students. The
original sixteen were Frank Brice, George Graham, Ella Grimes, Robert
Hancock, Etta Littlejohn, Mary McBee, Nannie McNeal, Charles Morford,
Thomas Murphy, Leia Peck, Daisy Pollard, Grant Royston, Samuel J.
Thomas, Frances Worthington, and Harry Pollard.
There were four buildings on the campus in 1896, among which was
Old Mansion. The courses offered were grammar school and a special
course in Religion.
During the next ten years of steady progress, a new barn was built.
Chapel Hall was erected for use as a boy's dormitory and classrooms, and
Sunnyside, a teacher's cottage, came into being, so that by 1905 the
property was valued at $15,437.
These improvement served to draw new students so that by the fall
of 1905 seventy-one were enrolled.
The division of Education and
Psychology sets in motion the i
"WHEEL" of academic instruction.;
The preparation of teachers and instructors to
serve in the work of God as trainers of elementary
and academy younjj people is the burden and pur-
pose of the division of Education and Psychology.
"Education does not mean teaching people to know
what they do not know; it means teaching them to
behave as they do not behave," and those who serve
on the staff of this department seek to instill with-
in those who are the teachers of Tomorrow such
fundamentals and principles as will aid them in their
work of inspiring children and youth to "behave as
they do not behave."
NATELKKA E. BURRELL
Head of Department
RUTH STAFFORD, R.N.
Methods of instruction as well as the psychology
of the proper presentation of the subject material are
taught, along with studies in Health and Health prin-
ciples to safeguard their pupils, and Physical Educa-
tion, so that they may assist the development of the
body as well as the mind and the soul.
Thus through the division of Education and Psy-
chology the process of learning is directed and designed
to promulgate better students and better citizens of this
world and the world to come.
GAINES R. PARTRIDGE
V. O. PLUMMER
Inside The Laboratory School
EL KAPPA BLANKA
Pre-ISursing Students Club
Director of College Health Service
FUTURE TEACHERS OF AMERICA
Chaplain of the Medical Cadet Corps
LIEUTENANT JOHN J. BEALE
Officer in Command
MEDICAL CADET CORPS in action.
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1906 OL 1916
The years from 1906 to 1916 were progressive ones for Oakwood.
Professor W. J. Blake became the sixth principal in 1906, and he served
in that capacity until 1911.
On October 11, 1906, fire destroyed Chapel Hall. In that same year
such industries as carpet-weaving, poultry raising, and shoe cobbling came
into being. Also Oaklawn, a residence for principals, was built. In 1907,
the first cement block structure, which was used as an administration build-
ing, was constructed. Butler Hall replaced Chapel Hall in 1908, followed
by the sanitarium building in 1909.
Professor C. J. Boyd became the seventh principal in 1911. Under his
leadership the school continued to progress. A two story orphanage was
erected in 1912. In 1914, the Pines, a duplex apartment for faculty mem-
bers was constructed. A print shop and Henderson Hall were built during
the same year. The new laundry, garage, barn, silo, wagon house, and
cannery were to improve the industrial development.
From its humble beginning God prospered the "School of the Oaks,"
within whose walls have been trained some of the world's greatest men.
As the student becomes
proficient in oral
and written English,
our "WHEEL" of learning slowly
The solution to many of the ills and prob-
lems that exist in our turbulent world today
can be found in the mutual understanding
between man and man of each other's back-
ground, culture, and- way of life, as well as
the effective expression of one's own inner
thoughts and feeling. The Division of Hu-
manities is dedicated to this task of uplift-
ing mankind through the elevating mediums
of Art, English, Literature, Speech, Modern
Languages, and Music.
DR. E. B. DYKES
Chairman of division of
As we study these fellowmen, we also make
provision for a better relationship between
the nations of the world and us, bringing us
nearer to long-sought goal of universal peace.
In our pursual of the studies offered in
the Division of Humanities, we will realize
the fulfillment of our desires for self-im-
provement, and we will experience a deeper
appreciation for, and better understanding
of humanity, elevating others as we ourselves
have been elevated.
Under the direction of Mrs. J. M.
ALLEYNE DRAWS MARIE
Kathryn Wilson, President-
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^^B Elbert Shepperd, Dorothy Dorsett,
^^H Vivian Steele, Hannah Clarke,
^^K James Edgecombe, and William
ALL GIRLS' CHORUS
Phyllis Bryan, President
Eva B. Dykes, Director
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1916 Jhe 1926
Oakwood continued to expand. In 1916 as a garage was erected just
south of Old Mansion in addition to a barn, a silo, a wagon house, and
About this time representatives from the State Department of Edu-
cation visited Oakwood for the second time. Ahhough they found the
Oakwood facuhy conducting a good school, they recommended in their
report that the industrial program be organized to correlate with the
Succeeding Professor Boyd as principal was Professor Beardsley who
was appointed as the first president. Under his leadership the school ac-
quired 12 concrete cisterns and a pump; a potato house in 1918; and
two teachers' cottages in 1920 and 1923 respectively.
The year 1922 was a success, for the student enrollment was en-
larged; the faculty increased, and more books were added to the library,
and the valuation of the property went up 1,000 percent.
In the first half of 1926 a normal building and store were erected.
In the midst of this construction program the dining hall was destroyed
The General Conference voted a liberal appropriation of $15,000
and a $32,000 building was erected. This housed not only the dining
hall and kitchen, but a 40 room girl's dormitory which was named
Oakwood endeavors to teach its students the
importance of vocational skills, and it
is in this division that the student
receives training in the practi-
-'f^^^tt'" cal pursuits that keep our
toward its goal.
CHARLES E. GALLEY
Head of Division of Apjdied
JAMES E. MERroETH
Instructor in Business
The Division of Applied Sciences includes the areas of Agriculture,
Business Administration, Home Economics, and Secretarial Science.
The Department of Agriculture offers courses designed to prepare
both men and women for the practical affairs of life. The courses are out-
lined to j5rovide a broad foundation in the natural sciences and to provide
both versatility and culture for the Bible-trained worker in meeting all
types of individuals, especially in rural areas.
The aim of the Department of Business Administration is to provide
a technical, liberal, and ethical education which will equip young men and
^omen with the skills and knowledge necessary for business and economic
Courses in Home Economics are designed to accomplish the follow-
ing objectives: to impart cultural education; to recognize the social and
Instructor in Home Economics
economic position of the home; to raise the ideals of homemaking; to
provide scientific and technical knowledge; to prepare young women for
the successful management of a home; and to furnish them with suffici-
ent practice to fit them to become responsible homemakers, teachers of
home economics, or workers in fields where this knowledge is needed.
The Department of Secretarial Science seeks to provide a technical,
liberal, and ethical education which will equip young men and women
with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to enter offices as
stenographers, secretaries, and general office workers.
Courses in Library Science and Mechanical Arts are also offered in
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RUBY THOMPSON SEEKING GEMS OF KNOWLEDGE
WHAT'S NEW IN THE NEWS?
Warner Rice In The Library
June and Donna at the Electrics
HOME ECONOMICS CLUB
Kathleen Graham, President ,
Thomasine Longware, Sponsor ■
Jackie and the Dictaphone
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1926 Jke 1936
At the start of the fourth decade, Professor Joseph A. Tucker was
serving as the second president of Oakwood Jr. College.
Fire visited the campus a second time when it destroyed the dining
hall in 1926 at a loss of $14,000. To take its place, Irwin Hall, named
for one of the founders of the school, was constructed. This building be-
came the girl's dormitory and* dining hall.
Other improvements that came during the fourth decade were the
students cottage built in 1928, the improvement of the dairy in the same
year, and the erection of the circular reservoir in 1930.
The increase in enrollment each year made a new building for
classes necessary. To raise the funds needed to meet the part of the debt
that the school was to reach, the Alabama Singers, a group consisting of
male voices, toured a number of states. The young women did their part
by selling pictorial copies of the Acorn in many cities.
As the "WHEELS" of progress turned, evidences of God's pleasure
were seen in the way that he blessed the school.
Although in this division we mainly concern our-
selves with theorems and abstractions, it is
the inspiration of One who is the Per-
sonification of all truth that gives
us the basic solutions to all
problems, thus keeping
our "WHEEL" in
Chairman of Division of Natural
Sciences and Mathematics
The main purpose of true education is to point man's mind to his
Creator, and through the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
this aim is effectively realized. As the student is acquainted with the
facets of animal and plant life, with the study of their structure and
function, his eyes are opened to the wonders of created organisms; the
composition and chemical changes of substances afford the student with
an inexhaustable field of study; the relationship between objects and the
necessary laws by which they may be correlated and compared bring
about the realization of the magnitude of the Infinite as compared with
the dwarfed insignificance of humanity; and the study of matter and
motion further illustrates the marvels of God's created works.
Thus the field of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics ful-
fill the requirements of the purpose of this Division, broadening and
developing the intellect as well as ennobling the spiritual powers with
a deeper reverence for the Divine.
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OAKWOOD SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY
A Class in Physics
H. E. FORD SCIENCE HALL
ANATOMY CLASS LOOKS AT A SKELETON
HERBERT ALEXANDER, at work in the laboratory
1936 Jke 1946
Continual blessings and signs of prosperity descended upon Oak-
wood during this period, giving evidence of the guiding hand of God in
the development of this institution. Those associated with Oakwood at
this time witnessed the following revolutions in our wheel of progress:
the purchasing of a school bus and of a station wagon; the raising of
funds for the Administration Building and its completion; the comple-
tion of the construction of the Mechanical Arts Buildings; the raising of
Oakwood from the status of a Junior College to a Senior College; the
erection of the President's home; the building and remodeling of several
laboratories; and a $100,000 appropriation received for the construction
of the proposed girls' dormitory. The number of staff and faculty mem-
bers nearly tripled, and the student enrollment showed a marked increase.
Thus Oakwood continued to leave wheel marks on the sands of time,
ever rolling onward atop the "Wheels of Progress."
The success of our "WHEEL" depends greatly upon our
understanding of others who also travel the road
upon which we journey. Toleration and sym-
pathy of the thoughts and experiences
of fellow-travelers which come
through the knowledge gained
in this division will as-
sure our "WHEEL" <
of a smooth and
DR. O. B. EDWARDS
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Chairman of Division
M. J. HARVEY
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CLUB
WALTER GRANT, President
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The study of man's relation to his physical background; the study
of man's relation to the past; and the study of man's relation to his
fellowman are the sum and substance of the courses of the Division of
Social Sciences; History, Geography, and Sociology.
As the student learns of the factors which arise out of geographic
conditions, he can better know how to relate himself to his surroundings.
Studying the past leads to a knowledge of how to relate oneself to the
future; and the study of man from the social standpoint provides a better
understanding and relationship between individuals.
1946 Jhe 1956
At the beginning of this decade, as Oakwood stood facing the horizon
of the future with fifty years of growth and progress inscribed upon the
pages of its past, the hand of God was destined to write even more signifi-
cant signs of development within its archives.
The following accomplishments have been realized in this decade:
Cunningham Hall, a dormitory housing one hundred forty-four college
women and the college cafeteria; a laundry and dry cleaning plant; a
broom factory housed in the Industrial Arts Building; a sewage disposal
plant at a cost of seven hundred fifty-five thousand dollars; the W. H.
Green Memorial Library; the H. E. Ford Science Hall; a central heating
plant ; twelve homes for the faculty, and a new two hundred eighty thousand
dollar dormitory, housing two hundred college and academy young men.
At present a gymnasium-parvilen is under construction. Total enroll-
ment now is over four hundred, a tremendous gain as compared with the
original sixteen students.
As we visualize our hopes for the future, we look forward to the
continuous advancement of Oakwood, knowing that it is God's purpose
and design that our "Wheel of Progress" draw nearer to its goal of Divine
The ultimate realization of the goal to which
our "WHEEL" is steadily moving will
come about through the practical
knowledge and application of
the courses offered in
ELDER C. T. RICHARDS
Chairman of Division
Man's inability to grasp those things Infinite is partially responsible
in a degree for his sinful state and the chaotic condition of the world.
Thus the fields of Religion and Theology are essential tools in the edu-
cating of young men and women. This division assumes the responsibility
of training students in the importance of the Bible, of presenting the
Life and Teachings of Christ as the perfect example of daily living, and
of the preparation of ministers and workers to acquaint the world with
the truths of salvation. The preparation and delivery of sermons and the
pursual of studies in Biblical languages further enables those majoring
in this division to do the work for which they have been chosen.
As the student seeks to incorporate in his thinking these principles,
he realizes more fully that he is attaining his quest for beneficial knowl-
edge in the study of spiritual things.
ELDER E. E. ROGERS
Instructor of Biblical Languages
MINISTERIAL SEMINAR OFFICERS
WEEK OF PRAYER SPEAKER
YOUNG LADIES IN PRAYER
ELDER J. H, LAWRENCE
WEEK OF PRAYER SPEAKER
ELDER E. E. CLEVELAND
CONDUCTING MINISTERIAL WORKSHOP
ELDER ROBERT L. WOODFORK
Former church pastor
DR. LEROY FROOM lectures on
"Verities of 4dvent Faith"
ELDER E. E. CLEVELAND
Director of Ministerial
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Peterson Hall by Night
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James Edgecombe, President
VINCET QUA CE VINCET
Frankie Fordham, President
RUTH E. MOSBY, Dean of Women
GAINES PARTRIDGE, Dean of Academy
MYLAS W. MARTIN, JR., Dean of Men
MR. VIOLIN PLUMMER
Manager of College Store
MRS. SARAH RICHARDSON
Director of College Cafeteria
MR. LAWRENCE JACOBS
Manager of Farm and Dairy
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MR. GEORGE HARRIS
Superintendent of Grounds
MR. JOSEPH EMERSON
MR. RALPH DAVIS
Manager of Broom Factory
Assistant Dairy Superintendent
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INSIDE CENTRAL HEATING PLANT
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Upper left hand corner: Upper right hand corner:
CUSTODIAN DEPARTMENT BROOM FACTORY
Firing the furnace
Lower left hand corner:
Lower right hand corner:
Francis and Cheatham
on the farm
Upper left hand corner:
Allen Reid at the dairy
Lower left hand corner: Lower right hand corner:
Preparing the shirts in the Filing and checking in the
Laundry Accountant's office
ASSORTING THE MAIL
Mrs. Richards in the
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF TfflS
"IT'S A DEAL"
Gerald Wells and
"A WISHFUL THOUGHT"
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Clubs, Organizations, and Activities
are important spokes in the
"WHEEL OF PROGRESS"
The Alabama University STRING QUARTET
MR. YEAGER, Cellist from Redstone Arsenal
The Spreading Oak catches the eye of Miss
Lower left corner: It has got to go in!
The Annual Bonfire, under the direction of
the United Student Movement.
THE VETERAN'S CLUB
RICHARD BARRON, President
Cathy looks on as Dr. Dykes
presents gifts to Mrs.
Scholarship check presented
to President Millet by
Mr. Reynolds and Mother
Lower Right Corner: THE
OAKWOOD COLLEGE BOARD
CONFERENCE OF ALABAMA COLLEGES
GAMMA SIGMA KAPPA
Rliina Miller, President
PAN AMERICAN CLUB
Lemuel Sealy, President
Maurice Murphy, Director-Arranger
"MY TRUE STORY"
Joyce Bryant strolls
with Ted and Cynthia
Lower Right Corner:
Vivian looks through
the '55 Acorn.
Vivian chats with
Joyce and Elder Richards
Ulnited student r 1/ li
Left to Right: Robert Sloan, Religious Vice-President; Ruby Thompson, Secretary;
Charles Joseph, Social Vice-President; Walton Whaley, Editor of Spreading Oak;
Robert Williams, President; Gaines Partridge, Sponsor; Sybil Logan, Treasurer;
Walter Grant, Assistant Treasurer; Edythe N. Sumpter, Parliamentarian; Gerald Wells,
Sergeant-at-arms; Joe L. Avery, Editor of Acorn.
Left to Right: James Harris, Dawn Reynolds, Robert Andrews, Gerald Wells, Oifford
Hazell, El Nora Holland, Walton Whaley, Barbara Moseley, Walter Grant, Laureen
Gunther. MYLAS W. MARTIN, Sponsor.
I DAVID L. TAYLOR, Business Manager
[ROBERT TAYLOR, Copy Editor
TOE L. AVERY, Editor
ELVA EVERSLEY, Assistant HWILLIAM ALLEYNE, Associate CHARLES CAMPBELL, Circulation\
Copy Editor ^ Editor Manager
SHIRLEY ROGERS, Typist
EDDIE COLEMAN, Assistant
EDWARD MATTOX. Typist CHARLOTTE BRANTLEY, Roster Editor PEARL RAYMOND, Typist
MISSES WILSON, DENT, STEELE,
& MATTHEWS LISTEN TO MARIE
KIBBLE, THE CHILDREN'S
CHAPEL HOUR TRIO
Vivian Steele, Donna Matthews, and
"Well, it's the truth!"
Pauline Watts and Harold Younger
POP HARRIS AND HIS TEAM
PRESIDENT AND MRS. MILLET
POP AND STIDHAM
"LET ME EXPLAIN"
James and Richard
FUN AT THE FUNFAIR
ALL IS SAFE!
Vernon Taylor, night watchman
Making the rounds
"YOU CAN'T GET
EDYTHE N, SUMPTER
'' Will graduate
in the summer.
WILLIAM GRANT NORMA FERGUSON
VIRGINIA MARTIN LA VAUNT MAUPIN
SIMEON MINER, JR
JAMES WALKER ROBERT WILLIAMS
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Roiv One: Joe Avery; T^illian Baker; Helen Belt; Barbara Black; Carolyn Blacklock ;
Row Two: Gwendolyn Bradley; Cecelia Braswell; Olivia Brummel; Clifton Buddy; Gloria
Castleberry ; Mamie Cook.
Row Three: Benjamin Cummings; Leonard ('iimmings; Dorothy Dossetl; Jewellene
Duckworth; Ella Eilum; Rosalie Evans.
Row Four: Elva Eversley; Frankie Fordham; Winlon Forde; Dorrance Henderson;
Martha Hardy; Elnora Holland.
Rouj One: Betty Hubbard; Lawrem-e Jacob; Gloria Jones; Letha Jordan; Claudetle
McNeil; Haille Salasse Mackey.
Row Two: Geneva Mosby; Kathryn Newby; Barbara Peten; James Parker; Genevieve
Price; Jewel Pringle.
Row Three: Warner Rice; Bert Reid; Tbonias Simmons; Vivian Steele; Catherine
Stewart; Beverly Stewart.
Row Four: Louise Turner; Rosie Turner; Walton Whaley; Ethel Betty Williams;
Morris Wren; Ella Wiley.
Mary Ellen Fondel
Walvid M. Hinds
Gene N. Smith
A snack after study period
Three heads are better than one
The Sweet Shop
Cutting the Orange
You see, Maurice, it goes like this
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Out of life's vicissitudes come certain satisfactions that are as en-
during as the ages. To those engaged in the "nicest work" as co-laborers
with the Master Teacher in the education of ovir youth, these satisfactions
may be experienced to no little degree.
During this Sixtieth Anniversary Convocation of Oakwood College, the
Academy Administration is deeply grateful to God for His superintendence
in the affairs of our institution and for the consecrated men and women
who in past years have made significant contributions toward the advance-
ment of Oakwood College. Moreover, we should like to express sincere ap-
preciation for friends, and loyal parents and patrons who have supported
Oakwood College through years of prosperity and adversity.
As we salute the graduates of 1956, we praise God for His benediction
upon our humble endeavors to guide our youth according to the Divine
Blueprint. As the Prophet of old, well may we exclaim, "Hitherto has the
Lord helped us."
Row One: Willie Dean Battle; Sherman Cox; Nancy Griggs; Lavelle Holmes; Onnie
Raw Two: Eva Jenkins; Robert Knight; Rachel Logan; Charles McKinney; John McCoy.
Roiv One: June Patterson; Milton Pettis; Pauline Pearson; Thelma Ross; Chester Sims.
Row Two: Emily Smith; Frances Stephens; Betty Taylor; Mildred Taylor; Binnie Woods.
Row One: Rose Zell Allen; Dorothy L. Barnes; Henry D. Brewer; Adger Butler; Harry
Cartwright; Dorothy Cooper; Venita Cooper; John Dennison.
Rttw Two: Nathanael Dennison; Alice Duvall; Henry Fordham; Charles Herring; Marie
A. Hoyle; Shirley Jackson; Benny Knight; Wilson Lyles.
Row Three: Marion Martin; Claude McKnight; Alberta Barnett; Jacob Miller; Iretha
Morgan; Clifton Mouzon; Loretta Royster; La Fonde Simms.
Row Four: Marjorie Smith; Morma Stephens; Bernice Sumpier; Otis Taylor; Shirley
Taylor; Dollie Thomas; Olga Whitman.
Row One: Lorain Battle; Charles Benton; James Brown; Gail Cathcart; Wanda Carter;
Roiv Two: Cynthia Dent; Jackie Hall; Raymond Hodnett; Clara Ortjz; Beverly
Humphrey; Albert Johnson.
Row Three: Cordon Lewis; Mary McMickens ; Ida Morgan; G. George Morgan; Vernol
Murray; Delores Perkins.
Row Four: John Prater; Olean Roberson; Lonnie Roberson; Arlene Seard; Elbert
Seard; Donna Lee White.
Row One: Willie Abell; Masters Bennett; Ra Ama Bennett; Emma Burage; Grace
Custard; Rosetta Furman.
Rom; Two: Conway Haynes; Gwyndell Holloway; Harold Jacobs; Albert Johnson, Jr.;
Row Three: Sylvan Marsh; Gloria McKenzie; Alverda Miller; Patricia Mouzon; Charles
Pressy; Sandra Pruitt.
Roto Four: Allen Robertson; Alverine Scott; Ronald Stephens; Viole L. Valentine;
Johnny Wright; Paulette Young.
THE ACORNETTES BASKETBALL TEAM
THE TRACK TEAM
THE WEIGHT-LIFTING CLUB
Nathanael Dennison, Editor-in-Chief (center)
Cluade McKnight, Circulation Manager (left)
Bennie Knight, Business Manager (right)
Marion Martin, President
ACADEMY HOME ECONOMICS CLUB:
Kathleen Graham, Student Teacher
ACADEMY USHER BOARD:
John Dennison, President
John Dennison, Director
SPREADING OAK STAFF:
Sherman Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Florence Winslow, Sponsor
GAMMA ALPHA GAMMA CLUB:
Rachel Logan, President
ACADEMY CHOIR— "Magdregalians"
Mrs. Booth, Director
ACADEMY STUDENT ASSOCIATION:
Brue Herring, President
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Life of the Dorms
ROSE ZELL ALLEN
Tallest and Shortest
JOHN PRATTER and MARIE
HOYLE, MASTERS BENNETT and
King and Queen and Attendants
Sealed: LORETTA ROYSTER and CHESTER SIMS.
Standing: MARSHALL SEARD, DELORES PERKINS,
PATRICIA WHITMAN and ROBERT KNIGHT.
Seard brothers study with cousin
"Hunt" and "Peck"
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Reflection of Knowledge
What a mixture. (Girls and Books)
Two Johns study
THE BYKOTA CLUB PARTY
Upper right hand corner:
THE BYKOTA CLUB'S SPONSOR and GUEST,
Study period in girl's Dormitory
Leader: John Dennison composing a song for the
Mildred Taylor and Marie Hoyle busy in the Ac-
"TfUdUtud^ ;4%e "^ecutut^
THEIR WAY INTO THE MESSAGE THROUGH THE
SOUTHERN UNION BIBLE SCHOOL LESSONS
Bible School Office Building and Workers
Students Enrolled 530,962
Lessons Mailed . . . . . . 8,379,274
Sabbath Interests still on file . . . . 11,760
There are 27,000,000 souls in our union. Only 2Jo have been enrolled.
Help us to enroll at least 10% quickly.
SOUTHERN UNION CONFERENCE
OLIN MATHIESON CHEMICAL
ALABAMA CHEMICAL COMPANY
For over 44 years we
have known Oakwood. We
Congratulate Her Progress
during those years.
J. E. SANDLIN HARDWARE CO.
Wholesale and Retail
Phone JE. 4-0614
May you have many more
We appreciate your trade
VANCE MORRIS MOTOR CO.
224 Norfh Jefferson Street
Day Phone JE. 2-3661
Night Phone JE. 4-9753
NEW CAR DEALERS
HUNTSVILLE GLASS CO.
221 Washington Street
T. T. TERRY'S
South Side Square
Ira M. Terry Jas. H. Terry
"Yours for Service"
DILWORTH LUMBER CO.
404 North Church Street JE. 4-7374
116 So. Jefferson JE. 4-1624
104 So. Jefferson JE. 6-2752
"Our Acorn Photographer"
JE. 4-9135 Church Street
Be Clad You Shopped
Huntsville's Quality Family Store
L MILLER AND SON
Scrap Metal Dealer
New Steel - Welding Rods and
201-221 8th Street, N.W.
Phone JE. 6-1521 Huntsville, Alabama
H. C BLAKE
Iron Fireman Stokers
No. 3 Soufh Side Square JE. 4-0781
Southwest Region Conference
Meadow Cold Ice Cream
Seventh Day Adventists
Milk -Butter and Cottage
601 Wesf Clinton Sfrreef
H. R. Murphy, President-
A. R. Caruthers, Secrefary-Treasurer
LAKE REGION CONFERENCE
619 Woodland Park
CHICAGO 16, ILLINOIS
"A field of great opportunity for Christian service"
Territory: States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin
H. W. KIBBLE F. N. CROWE
Devoted to the Protection of your Health
Division of Nashville Agricultural Normal Institute
Madison College, Tennessee
The Finest Foods
Zoy-Koff Zoyburger Meatless Steaklets Not-Meat
Vigovost Yum Mock Chicken Cheye-0-Soy
Meatless Nu-Steak Madison Burger Sandwich Loaf
Remember Madison foods belong where fine things are Cherished
SOUTH CENTRAL CONFERENCE
SEVENTH -DAY ADVENTIST
BOOK AND BIBLE HOUSE
W. W. FORDHAM, President L. E. FORD, Secretary-Treasurer
CLIFF AND HOLMBERG
"Everything for the College Girl"
7 North Side Square JE. 6-2602
Huntsville's Leading Printers
"Correct fittings always
Corner, Twickenham Hotel Building
BUFORD MOTOR COMPANY
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PRUin'S RADIATOR SERVICE
404 N. Jefferson St. JE. 2-3141
"The farmers themselves"
GILES SEED COMPANY
SHERMAN WILLIAMS PAINT
JE. 2-2611 112 N. Jefferson
P.O. Box 730 Pottstown, Pennsylvania
W. L. CHEATHAM, President
M. S, BANFIELD, Treasurer
PINE FORGE INSTITUTE
Pine Forge, Pennsylvania
Professor E. I. WATSON, Principal
REVIEW AND HERALD PUBLISHING
WASHINGTON 12, D. C.
NORTH EASTERN CONFERENCE
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
H. D. SINGLETON, Presidenf V. L. ROBERTS, Secretary-Treasurer
CENTRAL UNION CONFERENCE
OF SEVENTH -DAY ADVENTIST
Colorado - Kansas - Missouri - Nebraska
The Central Union Conference pays its respects to the Acorn, repre-
senting an institution devoted to the training of consecrated workers for
the giving of "the gospel to the world in this generation."
May your aims be successful and your attainments reached in its
Wholesale and Retail
Hardware - Householdware
Plumbing & Electrical Supplies
Visit Our Gift Shop
S. D. A.
F. L. Bland - President
H. T. Saulter - Secretary-Treasurer
F. W. Hale, Jr., Sponsor
Joe L. Avery, Editor
William Alleyne, Assistant Editor
Edyte Lester, Art Editor
David Taylor, Business Manager
Charles Campbell, Circulation Manager
Robert Taylor, Copy
Charlotte Brantley, Roster Editor
Eddie Coleman, Assistant Circulation
Shirley Rogers, Typist
Edward Maddox, Typist
Pearl Raymond, Typist
Nathaniel Dennison, Academy Editor
UNIVERSAL PHOTO SHOP
115 E. Clinton JE. 2-8851
"Everything for the Automobile"
112-114 Meridian Street
R. C. Darden, Owner-Manager
THE COLLEGE STORE
7710 Carroll Avenue
Washington 12, D. C.
D. A. Ochs, President
C. H. Kelly Secretary -Treasurer
Columbia Union Conference Office
Our Sincere Congratulations
The Occasion of Your 60th Anniversary
COLUMBIA UNION CONFERENCE OF
Officers and departmental secretaries.
THE OAKWOOD CHAPEL
-WFUN RADIO PERSONNEL -
KENNETH LESTER - Narrator
JAMES McLEAN - Narrator
MARIE KIBBLER - The Children's Friend
STANLEY CELLINEAU - Soloist
KATHRYN WILSON - Organist
CLAUDIA DENT - The
NAOMI DENNISON - Chapeliers
DONNA MATTHEWS -
JAMES EDGECOMBE - The Collegiate
EDWARD MATTOX - Quartet
WILLIAM SCALES- (Cathedral Record-
ELBERT SHEPPHARD - ing Artists)
ELDER C. T. RICHARDS - Continuity
DR. F. W. HALE - Continuity Director
THE UNITED STUDENT
Robert Williams, President
Ruby Thompson, Secretary
Professor G. R. Partridge, Jr., Sponsor
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